(includes parks, greenbelts, landscaping, and swale maintenance)
If you want to do any sort of work in any WPOA greenbelt or common area, you must complete this form and email it to WildernessBoard@gmail.com or mail it to
PO Box 466
Olympia WA 98507-0466
In 2018, the Board hired an ISA Certified Arborist to review all of our greenbelts and common areas and to provide recommendations to manage them. It is this report that is being used to prioritize work happening in the greenbelts.
In addition to the 2018 report, the Arborist marked on each plat map association with each division, where the tree was and what his recommendations were for each tree assessed.
In the fall of 2018, the Board surveyed homeowners about the greenbelts. The Board is using this feedback as we move ahead with greenbelt/common area concerns.
WPOA is required to maintain a swale which resides within our property. This swale maintenance is part of a larger stormwater management program by Thurston County. The swale is located along Donnelly Dr.
We contract with a local landscape maintenance company to manage the parks and some grassy areas throughout the WPOA. If you have a question or concern about an area that you think should be included as part of the landscape maintenance contract, contact the Board at WildernessBoard@gmail.com.
Per our Covenant B-2 Architectural Control, if you are planning to make architectural changes to your property, you need to submit a form detailing the planned work so that the Committee can review the proposed changes prior to work beginning.
If you see problem concerning streetlights, contact Puget Sound Energy – 888-225-5773. It’s helpful if you provide them with the numbers on the bottom portion of the streetlight pole, also know as the SLAD #.
City of Olympia
The City of Olympia has an annexation program that has resulted in the elimination of all the County islands within its jurisdiction. The City does an annual evaluation of whether circumstances are in favor of annexing any more of its UGA.
Southeast Urban Growth Area Annexation Feasibility Analysis (Draft) – 2019
Southeast Urban Growth Area Annexation Feasibility Analysis (Final) – 2022
Thurston County Sheriff
Thurston County’s Animal Services enforces laws designed to protect and control animals in Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and unincorporated areas of Thurston County.
Public Works is responsible for planning, constructing, and maintaining county roads, bridges, parks, trails, and other vital infrastructure.
WPOA has a number or street “islands” with trees on them and sometimes we see trees that may be diseased or damaged. These islands, including 10-15 feet on each side of our streets, are considered to be in the Thurston County right-of-way and are not maintained by WPOA. Any concerns about islands or right-of-ways should be reported to the county public works department. Their phone number and a web form is located here:
Emergency Management -Firewise
Thurston County works closely with Local Fire Districts, Thurston Conservation District, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources to build and sustain community wildfire protection plans and initiatives.
Thurston County maintains a GeoData mapping tool that shows property boundaries and other useful information. It’s free to the public.